Nebraska has two wrestlers in the Big Ten finals on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. This is the first time NU has sent multiple wrestlers to the conference finals since 2014.
The Huskers are also in third place in the team race, with 84 points, trailing only Penn State and Ohio State.
The two Nebraska individual finalists' journeys this season have been much different.
Husker senior Tyler Berger is in the conference finals for the first time.
He dominated Rutgers' John Van Brill in the quarterfinals 11-5 and won a 6-3 decision over Minnesota's Steve Bleise in the semifinals.
The No. 2 157-pound wrestler in the country has lost only twice on the season. One of the two losses came to his opponent on Saturday in Penn State's Jason Nolf.
Nolf is a perfect 4-0 against Berger in his career and is a two-time national champion.
The other Husker finalist is 141-pound Chad Red.
After an All-American campaign last season, Red stumbled to a 17-10 record going into the Big Ten Championships and was unranked.
He knocked off No. 4 Mike Carr, of Illinois, and Michigan's No. 6 Kanen Storr with decisions to reach the final, where he will wrestle Penn State's top-ranked Nick Lee.
Red lost to Lee earlier in the season on a controversial stalling call.
Nebraska's two other semifinalists, Taylor Venz (184) and Eric Schultz (197), lost by decisions and will wrestle in the consolation semifinals Saturday at noon.
Isaiah White (165), Mikey Labriola (174) and David Jensen (285) are still alive for NU after third-round consolation victories, while Jordan Shearer (149) was eliminated from competition after a loss in the second-round consolation matches.
Sunday's Big Ten championship matches will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network